PlayStation 4 is a home video game console and a successor of PlayStation 3 that was released initially in 2013 in Japan. As a modern gaming console, it competes with Xbox One, Wii U, and Switch. PlayStation 4 was known to host a lot of wonderful games from famous franchise and able to deliver it in a stunning way, with excellent graphics and realistic gameplay that it can offer.
With its capabilities, there are more gameplay experience and better graphics that PlayStation 4 can offer to gamer, better than what its predecessors can do. Because of that reason, many indie game developers are trying to use PlayStation 4 as one of the platform for their creation. And now, let me introduce you to these 4 recommended Indonesian RPG on PlayStation 4 you might never heard before.
1. Ghost Parade
Ghost Parade is an adventure game with some RPG elements developed by Lentera Nusantara and published by Aksys Games. Ghost Parade is available in Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and PC through Steam. Labelled as Indonesian folklore mixed with metroidvania theme, Ghost Parade introduces us to friendly ghosts in a cute shape and form throughout the story.
This side-scrolling adventure game tells us about a girl named Suri who was lost in a mysterious forest when she is trying to get home. Along the way, she encounters a lot of ghosts in many kind but being nice and friendly to her. Together with her ghost companions, she needs to stop the evil humans who are trying to eradicate the forest for their own benefits.
2. Legrand Legacy: Tale of the Fatebounds
Legrand Legacy: Tales of the Fatebounds is an indie RPG developed by Semisoft and published by Another Indie. The developer itself describes the game as a “nostalgic love letter to classic JRPGs”. From that statement you can say that this game was made to fulfill the needs of a high quality JRPG which is rare to be found now. Initially released for PC, this game later ported to PlayStation 4, Switch, and Xbox One.
The story revolves around the main protagonist named Finn, who leads his companions while having amnesia and a strange power that he doesn’t know at all. At the beginning, Finn introduced as a slave who must fight in a coliseum. He was punished when he accidentally killed his opponent. As the story progress, Finn set out on a journey and regains her memories along with all the skills he has learned before.
3. Fallen Legion: Sins of an Empire
Fallen Legion: Sins of an Empire is an indie RPG developed by YummyYummyTummy and Mintsphere. The game was released in 2017 for PlayStation 4 and the releases include Fallen Legion: Flames of Rebellion in the same year and Fallen Legion+ for PC in 2018. Upon its release, this game quickly gained popularity among RPG lovers especially for those who are paying attention to indie game development.
Basically, this game tells the story about a princess who is soon to be crowned a queen due to her father’s death. Having a goal to restore the glory of Kingdom of Fenumia, she set out on an adventure, being accompined by a talking book. Throughout the game we will be pampered with interesting animation, good graphics, as well as unique character design; that much for an indie game.
4. Valthirian Arc: Hero School Story
Valthirian Arc: Hero School Story is an indie RPG developed by Agate Games and published by PQube firstly for PlayStation 4 then later also for Switch and PC. Agate Games is an Indonesian game development company based in Bandung that have created about 250 games so far. And Valthirian Arc: Hero School Story probably being the best and the most successful creation of Agate Games worldwide.
In this game, we will act as a headmaster in the biggest hero academy of Valthiria. To bring back the glory or Valthirian Army, we must train, teach, discipline, and graduate as many as capable students. To make things easier, we can make use of the available facilities at the school and collect as many available resources around.
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The work of indie game developers have reached PlayStation 4 so far. Many of them are trying to make use of the PlayStation 4 capabilities to boost the gaming experience for players. And my favorite goes to Legrand Legacy: Tale of the Fatebounds. The gameplay reminds me of JRPG in classic consoles with better graphics and performance that PlayStation 4 can offer.
Which one is your favorite Indonesian RPG from the list? Please share your thoughts in the comments below.